At MogulCon 2017 we are thrilled to will honor a true Mogul, Janice Bryant Howroyd. Businesswoman, entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, author, mentor and Presidential Special Appointee, Janice Bryant Howroyd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Act •1 Group, a global leader providing customized cutting edge solutions in the human resources industry. The Act •1 Group is a multi-billion dollar (USD) award-winning, international Talent and Talent Technology enterprise with multiple divisions that each service unique areas of employment and provide talent management solutions.
MogulCon 2017 honors multi-faceted attorney, author and television personality, Lauren Lake. This Mogul has a “limitless” approach to life. Currently, Lake serves as judge on the nationally syndicated half hour daily courtroom show, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court as well as Centic TV’s Queen Boss. A platform for African-American Female Entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses for start-up capital. In addition to transforming lives, Lauren also enjoys bringing new life to living spaces. She served as host and designer on HGTV’s Spice Up My Kitchen and was the HGTV Showdown Champion for two consecutive years.
Alisa Kirk is the Area Director with the Clayton State University SBDC and a honoree at MogulCon17. Alisa’s background includes experience working with the federal and state governments and small and large businesses in management, budgeting, and database management. At the SBDC, Alisa works to help businesses grow and improve their financial health. She has been an invited speaker at numerous state, regional, and local events on topics including persuasive communication, videos for business, and marketing technology. Alisa serves on several economic development task forces and advisory boards.
MogulCon17 has the pleasure of honoring Vickie Irwin, Manager of Supplier Diversity & Development with Georgia Power. Vickie leads a team of five supplier development professionals. During her tenure at Georgia Power she has held the positions of Supplier Development Project Manager and Supplier Development Consultant. Vickie is involved in all aspects of supplier diversity and is also Georgia Power’s Small Business Liaison Officer. She is a board member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), co-chair of the GMSDC Supplier Diversity Leadership Council, Georgia Hispanic Construction Association Advisory Board, Global Paint for Charity, Georgia Society of CPAs, American Association of Blacks in Energy, and Project Management Institute-Atlanta Chapter.
April Parker Jones stars in the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) prime time soap opera, If Loving You Is Wrong. Jones also stared in Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Spider-Man 3, NCIS, ER and many other film and television series.
Jasmine Burke stars as Dr. Christie Johnson in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners. She began her acting career appearing in films Daddy’s Little Girls,The Secret Life of Bees, and Mississippi Damned and Drumline: A New Beat.